Shannon Fisher (Canada)

portrait of Shannon Fisher

Shannon has written on the web since 1998 (when you could make a grilled cheese sandwich before your page loaded). At truthfully.ca she writes about vulnerability, courage, and mental health. At datawithasoul.com she has the entire web on a spreadsheet.

How to Find Courage in Vulnerability

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Some people are great at maths; I’m good at vulnerability. 

I used to think being human and real was a fault. I was sure my over-sharing marked weakness in me—that it proved I was deficient and had little to offer. I didn’t feel courageous; I felt ashamed. This shame kept me stuck in a job I hated, repeating negative patterns that paralysed me more with each round. 

Everything changed when I started to blog about my shame. A community of voices shouted “me too!,” and I began to feel less isolated and less guilty about taking up space. As I did, I began to see my authenticity as an asset, and I gained the courage to leave a suffocating job and start my business.  In this talk you’ll learn:

  • How to find courage in your vulnerability.
  • How to move past past shame into health.
  • Why rejection isn’t failure, but a way to filter out those who aren’t right for you. 

Who’s behind this?

At Together London we organise events to help you change your organisation. We’re here to make Dare Conference a safe space where everyone is treated with respect. Reach us at info@dareconf.com or Together London.

Jonathan Kahn

Jonathan Kahn

organiser
@lucidplot
David Caines

David Caines

branding and illustration
@salon16
Rhiannan Walton

Rhiannan Walton

co-organiser
@RhiannanW
Daniel Howells

Daniel Howells

digital design
@howells
Sara Wachter-Boettcher

Sara Wachter-Boettcher

content strategy
@sara_ann_marie